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Forum: Old's Cool 05-20-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By G 981
I just bought a 100/90 x 18 and a 120/90 x 18...

I just bought a 100/90 x 18 and a 120/90 x 18 BT45 set this week for a Laverda. Must just be scarce in your region.

...
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 1,036,827
Posted By G 981
Snap! ...

Snap!

http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/Grant981/2015-04-07%2011.04.46_zpsignbfoz3.jpg (http://s1004.photobucket.com/user/Grant981/media/2015-04-07%2011.04.46_zpsignbfoz3.jpg.html)
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 75,796
Posted By G 981
Doesn't Jersey have a 35mph speed limit?

Doesn't Jersey have a 35mph speed limit?
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 1,036,827
Posted By G 981
Steve, the SFC 1000 was not the ultimate Laverda...

Steve, the SFC 1000 was not the ultimate Laverda triple. It was the last version but fell short of the Corsa in many areas. Basically it was a last gasp of an ailing factory. All the expensive...
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 1,036,827
Posted By G 981
Less frictional losses so helps at racing level,...

Less frictional losses so helps at racing level, plus wild valve timing is possible, although pneumatic valves maybe edge it these days.
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 1,036,827
Posted By G 981
Well, at one point I had a 750SS green frame as...

Well, at one point I had a 750SS green frame as well.

http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/Grant981/2014-12-30%2014.01.13_zps9npuhhgl.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 1,036,827
Posted By G 981
I'm restoring 2 at the same time. ...

I'm restoring 2 at the same time.

http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/Grant981/2014-12-30%2013.20.07_zpswqjze41v.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 1,036,827
Posted By G 981
Anyway, back on topic... Here's one I...

Anyway, back on topic...

Here's one I prepared earlier.

http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/Grant981/2014-12-18%2010.26.04_zpsfudjpxwp.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 1,036,827
Posted By G 981
How about this? ...

How about this?

http://youtu.be/SX-VoGgdzjE?t=1m8s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOB1uETzJQA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3OFzCVZ_q0
Forum: Europe 03-01-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 803
Views: 98,664
Posted By G 981
Today at Cruz Verde, near El Escorial. ...

Today at Cruz Verde, near El Escorial.

http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/Grant981/2015-03-01%2011.39.47_zpsilhcrxpn.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-22-2015, 03:48 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,910
Posted By G 981
In my recent big summer trips I have ridden my...

In my recent big summer trips I have ridden my 30-odd year old bikes from Spain to UK, Spain to Holland and return in a long weekend (15 hours non-stop each way, 4000km round trip) and last summer I...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-17-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,910
Posted By G 981
Phillipe, (I guess it's you) my aim was only ever...

Phillipe, (I guess it's you) my aim was only ever for it to be a Laverda. I have owned and ridden many a Jap bike but none put a smile on my face like a Laverda. I know, I've got it bad,.
I have no...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-16-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,910
Posted By G 981
Why not go for the best of both worlds? I have...

Why not go for the best of both worlds?
I have shown it before on the forum but will go into more detail here.

I have tried to iron out the weaknesses in the original design:

Converted to...
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,837
Posted By G 981
http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/Grant981...

http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/Grant981/2014-10-26111522_zps9667caab.jpg (http://s1004.photobucket.com/user/Grant981/media/2014-10-26111522_zps9667caab.jpg.html)
Forum: Europe 02-09-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 803
Views: 98,664
Posted By G 981
It's still for sale although there is UK and...

It's still for sale although there is UK and Australian interest in it.
The Australian wants to buy it in June, but I would prefer to sell it sooner if possible.

Here is a link to the advert:...
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 1,036,827
Posted By G 981
I may be biased... :D ...

I may be biased... :D

http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/Grant981/2015-01-10155808_zps15856ab3.jpg (http://s1004.photobucket.com/user/Grant981/media/2015-01-10155808_zps15856ab3.jpg.html)
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-05-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 45,624
Posted By G 981
Nice build. In the UK a company called Piper...

Nice build.
In the UK a company called Piper used to sell 3:1 exhausts for Suzuki triples.
Not ideal for a 2 stroke.
Apparently gave great midrange but would not rev.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-31-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 26,888
Posted By G 981
<iframe width="560" height="315"...

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/5rjJQUnq5Js" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 203,883
Posted By G 981
Here are 2 I am almost finished restoring. Hope...

Here are 2 I am almost finished restoring. Hope to be done early January.

http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/Grant981/2014-12-30132021_zps4f00f8a8.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 1,036,827
Posted By G 981
http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/Grant981...

http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/Grant981/P3091810_zpsc14e1017.jpg (http://s1004.photobucket.com/user/Grant981/media/P3091810_zpsc14e1017.jpg.html)
Forum: Europe 12-20-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 803
Views: 98,664
Posted By G 981
What fantastic scenery. Looks like you had a...

What fantastic scenery.
Looks like you had a great ride.
Forum: Europe 12-19-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 803
Views: 98,664
Posted By G 981
Cut my teeth on offroad bikes and I agree it...

Cut my teeth on offroad bikes and I agree it makes you a better road rider.
I have the Atlas for any offroad aspirations and I am also building a Fatlas (for shits and giggles) out of the shell of...
Forum: Europe 12-19-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 803
Views: 98,664
Posted By G 981
Sounds like fun. Shame my bikes are...

Sounds like fun.
Shame my bikes are road-based.
The Atlas is at the back of the queue to get fixed as I have 6 bikes to restore for people.
Don't think either would be good on your trails.
...
Forum: Europe 12-18-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 803
Views: 98,664
Posted By G 981
The shop in Alfarras is a bit of a let down. He...

The shop in Alfarras is a bit of a let down. He seems to have moved on to repairing chain saws, selling bicycles and whatever else he can do.

I used to work in Tarragona and live near Reus on a...
Forum: Europe 12-18-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 803
Views: 98,664
Posted By G 981
Hi, just found this thread. I have lived now...

Hi, just found this thread.
I have lived now for around 3 years in Madrid province. Prior to that I spent 9 years in Catalunya, in Tarragona.

My favourite bikes are Laverdas and I have a few,...
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 15,512
Posted By G 981
Just bought this. Only around 450 produced...

Just bought this.
Only around 450 produced before the company folded in the early 90s.
It's going to be fun bringing it back to life, but retaining the patina.
...
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 15,512
Posted By G 981
Love that 305, sweet!

Love that 305, sweet!
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 15,512
Posted By G 981
Only one like this in the world, cos I built it....

Only one like this in the world, cos I built it. :D

http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/Grant981/PA231325_zpsa7c3fe73.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 118,691
Posted By G 981
Thanks, that was my aim. I wanted it to be how...

Thanks, that was my aim. I wanted it to be how the factory might have made it if they had kept developing it.
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 118,691
Posted By G 981
My Laverda brought a bit more up to date. ...

My Laverda brought a bit more up to date.
Braced and strengthened frame including headstock extended 6cm, monoshock conversion.
Maxton modified forks, Wilbers monoshock.
Ported head with big...
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2,651
Views: 701,509
Posted By G 981
How can I butcher something that was deader than...

How can I butcher something that was deader than dead.
I bought a frame, forks and front wheel only, no papers with it.
I am choosing to bring it back from the dead because I like to see them...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-21-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,767
Posted By G 981
Saw this Nimbus custom at the Intermot show in...

Saw this Nimbus custom at the Intermot show in Cologne last month.

http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/Grant981/2014-10-01161830_zps623d9125.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 84,892
Posted By G 981
When I sat on one at the Intermot show in Cologne...

When I sat on one at the Intermot show in Cologne I thought the suspension was way too soft as they had set it.
No way to fiddle with it at the show but I would have thought there was some sort of...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2,651
Views: 701,509
Posted By G 981
Marzocchi Strada.

Marzocchi Strada.
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 2,651
Views: 701,509
Posted By G 981
Try starting only from a frame, forks and front...

Try starting only from a frame, forks and front wheel on a bike type you have never worked on before, and it has no paperwork either.
The plan is to source all the missing parts and build it into a...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 2,651
Views: 701,509
Posted By G 981
The 2 I am doing for a friend are getting the...

The 2 I am doing for a friend are getting the full restoration treatment.
I farmed out the engine restorations to a local Ducati shop as I've never done a desmo engine before.
I prefer working on...
Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 2,651
Views: 701,509
Posted By G 981
Hey, I'm at the same stage as you. ...

Hey, I'm at the same stage as you.

http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/Grant981/2014-10-15130215_zps05d3cc30.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2,651
Views: 701,509
Posted By G 981
Yes, they do sound awesome. The orange one is...

Yes, they do sound awesome.
The orange one is for sale by the way... :evil

Maybe I should post more clips with it running hard??
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 2,651
Views: 701,509
Posted By G 981
The RGS/RGA models have different frame geometry...

The RGS/RGA models have different frame geometry to the earlier 180 triples, plus the engine is rubber mounted.
Wheelbase is longer and swingarm pivot point is further back, resulting in an...
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 2,651
Views: 701,509
Posted By G 981
This found it's way into my garage this week. ...

This found it's way into my garage this week.

http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af165/Grant981/2014-09-10110433_zps33947bf3.jpg...
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